Raymie, Dickie, and the Bean : why I love and hate my brothers

by Romano, Ray.

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books qj Fic Romano,
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Picture Books
Call Number  qj Fic Romano,
Everybody might love Raymond now, but when Ray Romano was ten years old, he and his brothers didn't always get along. Raymie has two brothers, Dickie and the Bean. Sometimes he loves his brothers. Sometimes he hates them. One day Raymie's family takes a trip to the amusement park. On the car ride Raymie tells a really funny joke that Dickie says isn't funny at all. Raymie really hates that. When they get to the park, Raymie and Dickie can't wait to ride the Vomitizer because it's the scariest ride in the whole park. But first Mom makes them ride on Chuckie the Choo-Choo with Bean. Having a younger brother can really mess up the fun. Raymie knows that when you have brothers, things never go exactly how you expect them to, even when you give them noogie after noogie to drive the point home. But in this funny family tale we find out that Ray Romano loves his brothers -- and everybody loves Raymie!
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Ah, brotherly love. As most siblings know, this commodity rarely comes without wedgies, noogies and a good bit of teasing. Such is certainly the case for comedian/TV star Romano (CBS's Everybody Loves Raymond) whose funny and warm picture-book debut captures the childhood dynamic of a 10-year-old Raymond ("Raymie") and brothers 12-year-old Dickie and Robert "the Bean," who is four. "Sometimes I love my brothers. Sometimes I hate them," Romano begins; a family outing to a local amusement park provides ample support for both statements. Though Raymie drops his cotton candy and must accompany Bean to the park bathroom, he still manages to have a good time. In and around the typical boys-will-be-boys behavior, Romano reveals flashes of compassion and genuine caring without ever letting down his humorous guard and getting too emotional. The tone seems a logical extension of the sitcom persona viewers have come to love. Locke, an editorial cartoonist making his picture-book debut, crafts exaggerated, velvety-textured oil portraits that capture Romano's features and bear a solid resemblance to a family snapshot on the book jacket. The artwork has a general fluidity that conveys the boys' rambunctious, roughhousing nature and also renders their pronounced facial expressions more realistic. A CD recording of Romano reading the story is included. Ages 4-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers -- Fiction.
Amusement parks -- Fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,2005
Contributors Romano, Richard, 1956-
Romano, Robert, 1965-
Locke, Gary.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 0689864515 (hardcover)
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